The Kindest Soul I Know Turns 8 Today

When you're graced with true greatness and beauty in your life, you learn to appreciate everything around you. The kindest soul I know turns 8 today, and I'm happy and sad, all at the same time. Some things in life are very complex. Some things are not. I deal with complex issues every day, but the minute I pick my Bubby up from school, my life gets easier, happier, healthier again. He completes me, as weird as that sounds, and I think the feeling is mutual. Today, this little man, the kindest soul I know, turns 8. EIGHT. My BABY turns EIGHT today. How can this be possible? He was born yesterday, right? You all remember it like it was yesterday too, don't you? He makes me laugh (constantly), he makes me cry (yes, sometimes he's a butt too), but he completes my world and I don't know what I'd do without him. My Bubby. He's my baby, he's the forth chamber of my heart, and he's so excited that he turns eight tomorrow. Me? I'm ready to turn back the hands of time and hold him in … [Read more...]

My Baby, My Bubby…He’s 6 Today!

Today, my baby turns 6. SIX. This little miracle of mine kind of completes me. He completes my whole family and the world is a better place because he's in it. His light and his aura can melt the coldest of hearts, and one look into those kind, thoughtful, big blue eyes with those incredibly long lashes can convince the hardest soul that there is hope for this world. He's sharp as a tack, he's funny (my goodness this kid is hysterical without even trying), he's handsome, and he's just a great all around human being. The day he was born, I truly heard angels sing and the world became a little brighter for all that come in contact with him. Don't get me wrong, I love all of my kids, very much. They are all amazing and they all possess beautiful qualities. But this little boy holds the key to all of our hearts and today, his day, we celebrate his greatness. We revel in his quirky behavior. We giggle at that crooked little smile. We just celebrate the fact that some higher power decided … [Read more...]

Latex or Lidocaine? Something Attacked My Baby at the Dentist!

Disclosure: I'm not a sicko that goes around taking pictures of my baby when he's sick. I took these for our doctor's appointment to show them just how bad this was. I wanted to let you all know why I've been so absent so I'm posting this here.  Our weekend didn't go so well, as you can see. A simple trip to the dentist for a teeny tiny cavity for Bubby resulted in this. It didn't start out like this. But this was the result. It was not good, not good at all. Let me back up. Saturday morning, Bubby and I headed out at 8:30 am for a 9:00 am appointment to get this itsy bitsy cavity filled. We were the first ones at the dentist office so that had to be a great thing. He went right back. They gave him happy gas because he's a twitchy little patient (I was happy to pay the extra to make him "brave" as he called it). A smidge of Lidocaine to make the area numb, minor drilling, a little filling, and they were done. We were in and out in less than an hour. Awesome! But, not really. We … [Read more...]

This Little Boy of Mine? He Owns Me Like a B*tch!

This little boy of mine? What can I say? Those eyes. That pout. That adorable face? Yes, I'm his b*tch and he doesn't even have to try. I was talking to a very dear friend tonight about her becoming a boy mom. *SQUEE* I'm so excited for her and her completely perfect family! But as the conversation unfolded, I realized that I'm my son's b*tch. It's not intentional on his part really. He doesn't encourage it, well I think he doesn't. Either way, it is what it is. I'm the mom of 6 kids. I should be immune. I love my girls (and my step kids) and they are all SO beautiful. So, so beautiful. But this guy? Something about him. The MINUTE he was born, I heard the angels sing. I knew he was special. He was different. But little did I know that this tiny creature would affect me in such a way that I would no longer know how to live without him. He asks for something? He gets it. He offers "huggie time"? I'm all his. He wants to be a picky eater (like his Mommy)? It's OK. He'll grow out of … [Read more...]